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Here’s What is Happening During The Libyan Slave Trade

If you are like myself, then you were probably utterly disgusted by the news of Libyans being sold into slavery. Slavery. In 2017. When I heard the news of this slave trade on social media, I needed to know more

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If You Don’t Know Now You Know: Serena Williams, CeeLo Green, Chance The Rapper & More

1. Common interviews Serena Williams for ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated In-Depth On Sunday night, many tuned in for ESPN’s The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common to watch both discuss the dynamics of race, gender, fame, and sports. Williams talked about how

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Listen to Common’s ‘Black America Again’ Album

Common‘s latest album, Black America Again, is now available to stream and buy everywhere. The album has over 16 tracks, and offers an extended, soulful meditation on the modern black experience, with features from Stevie Wonder, Syd, John Legend, Bilal,

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Common adds passionate verse to Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky”

Solange‘s “Cranes In the Sky” has inspired a special edit from Common. Days after his live performance at the White House Common speaks deeply on the record: Cranes in the sky, I know how the metal sound/I never settled in

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Common Performs at the White House for NPR’s Tiny Desk Series

Common is the latest artist to be featured for NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Hosted at the White House Library, the esteemed rapper performed a 20-minute medley of his hits including “I Used to Love H.E.R” and “Letter to the Free” which

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CULTURE: #23Ways You Could Be Killed If You’re Black In America

Following the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, celebrities such as Beyonce’, Rihanna, Pharrell and several more join forces to release a special call for action viral clip. #23Ways is a call for action created by the We Are Here organization in partnership

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WATCH: All The Music Videos To My #WhenThugsCry Mixtape

You guys! Happy Monday!!! Wait – Have you listened?! I dropped my VERY FIRST MIXTAPE last week, titled “When Thugs Cry”  which is dedicated to all my Sensitive Thugs, Beloved Brutes and Romantic Ruffians worldwide! So far, it’s gotten a

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life: MAXWELL “BLACK SUMMER’S NIGHT” CONCERT at MSG (september 28th, 2009)

first of all, i need to say this…MAX is one of the most kind-hearted people i know. seriously…and in his line of work that’s rare! OSCAR was supposed to be my date, but couldn’t make it. i asked ELLE to

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throwback: COMMON – “Testify” (dir. ANTHONY MANDLER)

as i started out as a young director, i was also writing treatments (treatments are the video concepts) for other directors. when i was signed to BOX FRESH PICTURES, i had the chance to study alongside ANTHONY MANDLER…he’s a genius

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